Doctoral Students Present Research at National & International Conferences

In July, doctoral student Jean Young presented “Unfinished Business: The Annual Moore’s Ford Lynching Reenactment –Staging Trauma and Creating a Community of Resistance” at the annual meeting of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) in Hyderabad, India. A Foreign Travel Assistance Grant from the UGA Office of the Vice President for Research supported travel to this conference, along with a bursary award from IFTR.

In August, Jean presented “Unfinished Business: Embodying Racial Trauma at the Moore’s Ford Lynching Reenactment” at the annual conference of the Black Theatre Network in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and doctoral student Aaron Kelly presented “Spitting Pepper Seeds and Eating the Wall Street Journal: Africanist Ritual Inspiration in the Performance Art of William Pope.L.”

UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences has recognized both Jean and Aaron as Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Fellows. Jean also received a 2015 Graduate Research Award from the Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts.